First off, BIG UP BOUNTY KILLA! Today we salute the General on his 46th birthday. One of Dancehall’s legendary artists, Bounty has been the “Dancehall Daddy” for many of your favourites since the early 90’s. Last year we highlighted his involvement in the careers of many Artists, but this year we recognize him in the form of our latest Playlist! Linking up with Spotify, you can enjoy hours of hits, collaborations, and songs you may have forgotten. No long talking, big up Grung Gad. Check out the Playlist below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
In this post we pay tribute to the 5 Star General because…we have to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Bless up Bounty!
Rodney Price, more popularly known as Bounty Killa, could be easily called the “Godfather of Dancehall” or the “The Modern Day Dancehall Daddy” based on his musical family tree. His Alliance Music Group started out of Killa’s love for music, which in return gave some of the best Dancehall acts the world has ever seen, namely Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Kiprich, Bling Dawg, and Aidonia. Outside of his group however, he also introduced us to many others including Spice, Twin of Twins, Cham, and Elephant Man (he was first discovered with his “Scare Dem Crew” members in the mid 90s). In 2011 Bounty made another addition by forming the Alliance Next Generation (A.N.G.) which gave us Iyara, Patexx, Marlon Binns, Kalado, Bridgez, Nymron, Assailant, K-Queens, Prince Pin, Dadda, Venon, Askel, Boom Steppa, 300 and many others. Bounty also lent his ear to Production labels like Pay Day Music, Echo One Productions, and DASECA Music (which is responsible for acts like Serani, Bugle, Dexta Daps, and Raine Seville). The list of names however, continues to grow.
A veteran in Dancehall music, Bounty Killa has seen it all and done it all. Recently he had a conversation with Winford Williams and discussed a few things. Accompanied by Anarchie, he spoke about new music, his absence from Reggae Sumfest, walking a new path, bouncing back from a drought, his Instagram comment about Vybz Kartel, his thoughts on Aidonia’s recent comments, his feud with Mavado, welcoming Tommy Lee Sparta’s recent gesture, his issue with Tony Matterhorn, ending feuds with Beenie Man and their roles as Dancehall vets, his son Major Myjah, wanting his Visa back and more. Always a great segment when Bounty touches the Onstage set. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
History has been made as two Deejays that have feuded and made up over the years have finally recorded their first song together. Those artists are Bounty Killa and Beenie Man with their single, “Legendary“. Produced by Esco for StarStruck Records, we hear the veteran artists dropping some legendary lyrics and showing that after all these years, they still have have what it takes when it comes to Dancehall music. An interesting single here and this is something that will have fans asking, “What took y’all so long?“. After many feuds and make ups, I hope they can go as far as making a full collaborative project. No more beef please. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from Pop artists Will.I.Am and Cody Wise with a little twist. Titled “Birthday” and produced by Will.I.Am and Damien LeRoy, this features samples from Jamaica’s own Aidonia (Fi Di Jockey) and Bounty Killa. The song is basically a feel good song that promotes living life to the fullest all the time and celebrating it like it’s your birthday. Sounds like a hit to me here and it’s very interesting to hear Dancehall being sampled in this. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
While many are spending the day with their moms, many aren’t so fortunate to have that opportunity. Today Bounty Killa dedicates his new single to his late mother, Miss Ivy. Titled “Mama (Gone But Not Forgotten)” and produced by Digital One Productions, Bounty recalls the moments he had with his mother and promises to live and pass on the lessons he was taught and thanks her for being around. Not a bad song here, I hope this uplifts many who no longer have their moms around. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section.